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A Review of Earlobe Keloid Treatment

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Definition

Keloids are defined as scar tissue that extends beyond the boundaries of the incision or wound.

Aetiology

This is not completely understood but growth factors play a part in the stimulation of fibroblast proliferation. To emphasise this, VEGF suppression1 using steroids has been shown to stop fibroblast growth by interfering with glucocorticoid receptors and Transforming growth factor-Beta (TGF-B) upregulation2,3 has increased keloid growth.

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